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AGA Announces Leadership Changes

Promotions reflect focus on advocacy and industry modernization
Press Release
June 28, 2019

WASHINGTON – American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Bill Miller today announced the promotion of three members of the Association’s senior staff, reflecting an enhanced focus on industry modernization, communications and advocacy.

  • Dan Bretl will assume the position of senior vice president, strategy and operations;
  • Casey Clark will assume the position of senior vice president, strategic communications; and
  • Chris Cylke will assume the position of senior vice president, government relations.

“These promotions recognize the contributions these three leaders have already made to our organizational and industry success, and their ability to lead functions that are fundamental to AGA being the best steward of our industry, and advocate for our members,” said Miller.

Independently, two AGA executives will be leaving the Association in July to pursue new opportunities. Sara Slane, senior vice president, public affairs, is launching an advisory firm assisting sports and media companies, and Stacy Papadopoulos, senior vice president and general counsel, has accepted the position of general counsel and senior vice president of operations and special initiatives at the Grocery Manufacturers Association.

“The AGA accomplished a great deal during Sara and Stacy’s tenure, and much of our organizational success is to their credit. Their contributions helped reshape and advance the organization and enable some of the most significant policy victories in our organization’s history,” continued Miller. “Our team, our members and the entire gaming industry benefited greatly from their many contributions.”

Bretl, Clark and Cylke were previously vice presidents at the AGA and will be assuming greater responsibilities in their areas of expertise.

“Dan, Casey and Chris have decades of hospitality, advocacy and association leadership experience that will continue to be valued assets for me, for the AGA staff, and for our members as we continue to advance the gaming industry’s interests across the country.”

About the American Gaming Association:

The American Gaming Association (AGA) is the premier national trade group representing the $261 billion U.S. casino industry, which supports 1.8 million jobs nationwide. AGA members include commercial and tribal casino operators, gaming suppliers and other entities affiliated with the gaming industry. It is the mission of the AGA to achieve sound policies and regulations consistent with casino gaming’s modern appeal and vast economic contributions.


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